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College Photo Name Ruffini, Marco
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Assistant Professor
E-mail ruffinm@tcd.ie
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Web http://mruffini.wordpress.com
 
Biography
I am a lecturer in Optical Network architectures at the department of Computer Science and Statistics of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. My research interests are Long-Reach passive optical networks, dynamically reconfigurable optical networks, flow-based IP optical networking, cross-layer intelligent and self-aware architectures, large-scale testbed trials, HPC optical interconnect and FPGA-hardware accelerated architectures. I obtained my PhD from the Computer Science department of the Trinity College University of Dublin, where I submitted my work on “Optical IP Switching“. Before joining Trinity College I worked as a researcher at the Philips Research Laboratories in Aachen (Germany) for the Digital Communication and Networking department. There, from 2003 to 2005, I carried out research in the area of ad-hoc protocols for highly dynamic wireless networks, where I was author of 8 patents. Prior to this experience I worked as an IT consultant with Accenture, in Milan. I graduated in 2002 in Electronic Engineering with Master in Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Marche in Italy. From July 2001 to February 2002, under the European Erasmus project, I worked as a researcher at the “Radio and Optical Communications Laboratory” of Dublin City University.
 
Description of Research Interests
My research interests are Long-Reach passive optical networks, dynamically reconfigurable optical networks, flow-based IP optical networking, cross-layer intelligent and self-aware architectures, large-scale testbed trials, HPC optical interconnect and FPGA-hardware accelerated architectures.
 
Research Interests
Internet technologies Networks and telecommunications research Photonic Networks
 
Research Projects
Project title DISCUS
Summary DISCUS will analyse, design, and demonstrate a complete end-to-end architecture and technologies for an economically viable, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable future-proof optical network. It will provide a revolution in communications networks applicable across Europe and the wider world exploiting to the full the opportunity offered by LR-PONS and flat optical core networks to produce a simplified and evolvable architecture which will be the foundation for communications for the long term future. The architecture will be ultra energy efficient, simple to operate, robust to new technology introduction and providing universal availability of bandwidth and features regardless of geographic location. This ideal is obtained by a clean-slate approach to the architectural design by universal application of optical technologies throughout the fixed network eliminating traditional demarcations of metro, regional, core and access. Thus our essential concept is to use advanced optical technologies throughout giving rise to economies of scale and allowing bandwidths and flexibility hitherto unimaginable. Specifically the DISCUS architecture will: scale gracefully and economically, over a common physical infrastructure, as FTTP drives bandwidth growth by three orders of magnitude or more. It will evolve from today’s architectures, adopting future technologies while co-existing with earlier generations. A unique feature will be a “Principle of Equivalence” whereby all network access points have equal bandwidth and service capability including core bandwidths (10Gb/s to 100+Gb/s) delivered to the access edge. It will seamlessly integrate wireless and fixed optical networks, fully exploiting both technologies. It will enable a competitive and simple regulatory environment controlled by customers and users rather than network operators and service providers.
Funding Agency European Commission
Programme FP7
Type of Project Integrated Project
Date from November 2012
Date to October 2015
Person Months 155


 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
M. Ruffini, L. Wosinska, M. Achouche, J. Chen, N. J. Doran, F. Farjady, J. Montalvo, P. Ossieur, B. O'Sullivan, N. Parsons, T. Pfeiffer, X.-Z. Qiu, C. Raack, H. Rohde, M. Schiano, P. Townsend, R. Wessaly, X. Yin, D. B. Payne, DISCUS: An end-to-end solution for ubiquitous broadband optical access, IEEE Communications Magazine, 52, (2), 2014, p24 - 32
DOI
Marco Ruffini, Deepak Mehta, Barry O'Sullivan, Luis Quesada, Linda Doyle, David B. Payne, Deployment Strategies for Protected Long-Reach PON, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 4, (2), 2012, p118 - 129
TARA - Full Text
M. Ruffini, D. Payne, L. Doyle, Protection Strategies for Long-Reach PON, IEEE European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) , Turin, Italy, 2010, 2010, pp1 - 3
M. Ruffini, D. O'Mahony, L. Doyle, Optical IP Switching: a flow-based approach to distributed cross-layer provisioning, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 2, (8), 2010, p609 - 624
Marco Ruffini, Optical IP Switching, University of Dublin, Trinity College, 2008
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